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Old 09-06-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I havent been in so long, but I have a bunch of cushions from long gone couches I line the tent floor with, very comfy!

I have an old battered wok that is prefect on a fire or grill, a must have for breakfast tacos

I will also second the portable fans
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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3 things popped into my mind first, a good sharp hatchet, my cast iron griddle, and a coffee press. i am also fond of my sleeping bag that is good to 20 below. a leatherman pocket tool is priceless.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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O.K.. I have to eat some crow here. A friend of mine bought this for his wife a while back and we made so much fun of it... untill last year. We have been under a burn ban here for ever and we love to winter camp. Guess what I got for Valentines day last year! We used it all winter and had the best trips.


http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...campfire/34763

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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3 things popped into my mind first, a good sharp hatchet, my cast iron griddle, and a coffee press. i am also fond of my sleeping bag that is good to 20 below. a leatherman pocket tool is priceless.
All excellent choices. The Leatherman is almost indispensable.

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O.K.. I have to eat some crow here. A friend of mine bought this for his wife a while back and we made so much fun of it... untill last year. We have been under a burn ban here for ever and we love to winter camp. Guess what I got for Valentines day last year! We used it all winter and had the best trips.

Little Red Portable Campfire - Item - Camping World
Wow, I've heard of those things (and even seen them online), but never from anyone that's owned one. I'm glad to hear you like it. I probably would not have thought about having one, only because I think the idea is somewhat silly, but after hearing what you have to say about it, I may have to reconsider my thinking. I'm not too much of a "campfire" person, so it probably wouldn't serve me well, but if it's so easy to set up, I could change a bit. It sure looks like s'mores or toasted marshmallows in the back yard would be very easy to do with it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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All excellent choices. The Leatherman is almost indispensable.



Wow, I've heard of those things (and even seen them online), but never from anyone that's owned one. I'm glad to hear you like it. I probably would not have thought about having one, only because I think the idea is somewhat silly, but after hearing what you have to say about it, I may have to reconsider my thinking. I'm not too much of a "campfire" person, so it probably wouldn't serve me well, but if it's so easy to set up, I could change a bit. It sure looks like s'mores or toasted marshmallows in the back yard would be very easy to do with it.
I was really surprised at how much warmth it puts out. There were 6 adults ( 4 that tent camp) on the first trip and it was freezing and raining on Valentines day at Bastrop state park. We put up the e z up , added 3 side panels, one little red fire pit and instant cozy. A 20 lb tank lasted all weekend burning almost 24 hours a day. It was used as much for warmth as looks. The park ranger even came over and told us we had to put out the fire until he saw what it was. He took all the information so he could get one!

Watch for it to go on sale...
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: mass
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Mine is an item which I recently saw (inexplicably) poorly reviewed in a camping guide. It's a battery powered, tennis racket style bug zapper. Whoever was reviewing this item clearly didn't know what it was for: it's to quickly remove (er, kill) mosquitoes and other insects from inside small enclosed spaces (like tents, screen rooms, etc). Very effective. And chemical free.

The reviewer apparently thought you were supposed to use it outside in your campground - flailing away at bugs all night. No... but it sure clears out a tent in 60 seconds!

(personally, I don't like using it myself, but my dad just loves it. I enjoy the effect it has on making tents insect-free, however.)
OMG, my friends just got one of these at Ocean State Job Lot (don't know if that is a nat'l chain or not). The thing is great! I want to buy one for the house!

My absolute favorite item to bring camping is my Zero Gravity recliner. Once you sit down next to the campfire in one of those you will never want another chair. They're a little heavy, though.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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OMG, my friends just got one of these at Ocean State Job Lot (don't know if that is a nat'l chain or not). The thing is great! I want to buy one for the house!

My absolute favorite item to bring camping is my Zero Gravity recliner. Once you sit down next to the campfire in one of those you will never want another chair. They're a little heavy, though.
I just googled that recliner mommy!!! Suweet!!!! I know what I'm asking for Christmas!!!

And Camper, that fire ring sure looks good. Thank goodness we've had rain, so hopefully we'll be able to have the real deal this winter!!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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When we used to do our 8 day canoe trips undoubtedly this chair topped the list as favorite piece of equipment.


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Old 09-28-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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When we used to do our 8 day canoe trips undoubtedly this chair topped the list as favorite piece of equipment.

Too cool coalman!!! We used to do the same thing many years ago when our kids were younger, and we camped with no facilities!!!

Good times!!!
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OMG! Are you serious?? What a smart idea!!!!I would never have thought of that. Gotta show hubby.
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